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September 19, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

No doubt about it

CHARLOTTE — Doubting Thomas, one of the region’s most popular bands, will play a one night gig at Hartigan’s, 601 S. Cedar St., on Nov, 6. The indie rock group was originally formed in the late ’80s. They cross genres from rock, pop, folk and funk. Founding member is Gina Stewart who plays guitar. Joining …

Songs in the key of ‘Glee’

Audiophile

After only two episodes I’m already giddy for “Glee.” This new musical comedy gem from FOX focuses on the talents and travails of a group of glee club misfits and their earnest teacher, Will Schuester. The characters are swishy (glee club member Kurt) and dishy (Mr. “Shoe,” star QB Finn, badboy Puck) and the musical …

Anti-tobacco effort readied

National News Notes

Anti-tobacco effort readied WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Youth Advocacy Coalition has received a $100,000 award from the American Legacy Foundation to create a national tobacco working group targeting LGBT, questioning and intersex young adults ages 18-24, a demographic with much greater than average tobacco use. The working group will develop a tobacco needs assessment …

Gordon issues apology

International News Notes

Gordon issues apology LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued an apology to World War II hero Alan Turing on Sept. 10, addressing the treatment Turing received after being convicted of indecency charges. Turing helped to crack German Enigma codes during the war. In his apology, Brown said the outcome of the war would …

Roundtable, Bingo, Boykin

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Are you fearful? CHARLOTTE — The Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, is hosting a community roundtable discussion on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The fourth in the series, “LGBT? What are YOU Afraid of?” will focus on what issues bring fear to those who participate in this event. Of …

I’m a Boy Scout, and I’m here to recruit you

Editor's Note

Most folks have heard me rant and rave at least one time about the Boy Scouts of America and their anti-gay leadership and membership policies. The discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America is something I’ve experienced firsthand, being dismissed from Scouting after I came out at 14 and started a gay-straight alliance at my …

Why I’m going to the big gay march in Washington

Guest Commentary

by Beth Sherouse, Columbia, S.C. Since movement veteran Cleve Jones announced plans for a national gay rights march on Washington following the passage of California’s Prop. 8 last November, reactions from the LGBT community have been mixed. Supporters of October’s National Equality March are adopting a grassroots lobbying strategy, demanding “Equal protection in all matters …

Doing the right thing

General Gayety

In Utah it’s legal to fire someone for being gay. The state’s new governor has served notice he’ll change that the day the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings Metallica. In his first monthly televised news conference, Gary Herbert said discriminating against gay people shouldn’t be illegal, but gosh darn, he sure would like it if everyone …

ObamaCare Scare

T-Notes

Healthcare debate in this country hasn’t gone from the ridiculous to the sublime; rather, it’s become progressively and inexorably more insane: death panels, euthanasia and eugenics. Of course, trans people have not escaped the foray unscathed. In the course of dealing with Neo-Christian fundamentalist zealots, we encounter many vitriolic and seemingly possessed pontificators. Some of …

Can a fetish make or break a relationship?

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, My partner of three years is now getting into the “Fetish Scene”. Should I be scared of him, our relationship or for myself? Fetish Inquiries, Nashville, Tenn. Hey Fetish Inquiries, On one hand (cuff) some fetishes are mild, mostly about fashion, but others can become so intense that one is unable to have …